This has been a busy time for all of us on your Council. We are preparing for Convention. Our first “in person” Convention since 2019 and I’m so excited to see you again! Our Convention Chairperson, Lynn Lawrence Murphy and our two sponsor Lodges, Renaissance, and Anaheim, are planning some interesting and fun things. I can’t wait for the Theme Night, “Take me out to the ballgame”. Of course, there is much business that will need to be addressed and, with your help, we will be able to cover all that and still have some time and energy for the fun. The important thing
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
With regret I was unable to attend the March Grand Council Meeting due to medical procedures I had done. I am doing much better each day and by the end of May should be back to normal and able to travel!
It is hard to believe our State Grand Convention is next month (June). I am looking forward to attending, in person. It has been a long time coming!
I know this month my fellow officers will be
My dear Sisters and Brothers I hope you are taking advantage of our Sons and Daughters of Italy News Channel on YouTube. Just go on YouTube anytime and search Sons and Daughters of Italy to see the latest topics and happenings going on across the Country. There is so much valuable information such as numerous programs with well-known people of Italian American heritage. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation features impressive work they are doing and some of the breakthroughs they have developed. A must see is “I’m an Italian American” by Angelo Bianchi. If this doesn’t make
Sisters and Brothers:
Our St, Patrick;s Day celebrations with Joe Panfiglio’s special Corned Beef and Cabbage was attended by 60 people including out State President Barbara Wisniewski and out State Treasurer Joy Bruno. I had the honor of having Rick Branch and Barbara Wiesniewski initiate 22 new members. It was a great event. Rich said
If you see me talking to myself, just move along. I’m self-employed and we’re having a meeting.
Last month (April)) we met at Luna’s for a family style dinner, but this article is being written before we met. Our biggest decision was to maintain the status quo (regarding our meeting place) but change the meeting date; the meetings will now be on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays; Isabel will call you so you can make your reservation each month.
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Shasta Lodge was happy to initiate three new members into our lodge at our April general meeting. Sharon Pember has been helping out around the lodge for a few year and has now joined as a member. Karen Smith joined us because she is proud of her Italian heritage. Don Porter joined a bocce league and wanted to join us for activities at the lodge, too. We welcome them to our lodge family.
We lost another former
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